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Augmenting company recruiting events with other student engagement activities helps to promote your brand and opportunities to MBA and MMS students.
Networking Nights are recruiting events which allow recruiters and students to connect in a less formal setting. The events are held at Fuqua from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and accommodate up to 18 companies. Light refreshments and beverages are provided and attire is business casual.
Networking Nights for second year and working professional MBA students and employers occur in September and focus on functional and industry interests: general management, consulting, finance, and marketing. In addition, a General Networking Night is scheduled for companies that are unable to attend one of the themed nights.
We also offer one General Networking Night for companies interested in hiring first-year MBA students for summer internships. The event occurs early in December just before resumes are due for on-campus interviews.
The fee for Networking Nights is $300, and up to four company representatives can participate. You may request to attend a Networking Night through Recruit@Duke. Sector Managers will review and consider requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Office Hours are intended to provide students with additional opportunities for conversations with company employees; to ask questions about the company culture and work environment; and to get a sense of "a day in the life" of an employee serving a specific function in the company. Office Hours are not meant to be evaluative in nature. Students usually pre-register but not necessarily for individually scheduled times; instead coming and going throughout a time frame. You may request Office Hours through Recruit@Duke. Sector managers review requests and assign dates and times with consideration for other events that have already been scheduled. There are two format options: Traditional Office Hours and Coffee Chats.
Traditional Office Hours
Each company representative (up to four) will be assigned a team room in which to meet with a small number of students.
A large conference room is reserved for coffee chats and simple catering is provided by the company for multiple students. The focus for these events is on networking and conversation. While company products and services can be displayed by the company, coffee chats are not intended for formal presentations so audio/visual support is not provided. Your sector manager can discuss catering options. Room rental charges may also apply.
Student Club Events
Fuqua student clubs and organizations are the lifeblood of on-campus activities, and there are clubs for most every professional and personal interest. Sponsoring a club event, either with time or money, provides visibility for companies and a chance to interact with students interested in areas that align with employer recruiting needs. Examples include sending representatives to participate in a symposium or sponsoring a tour of company facilities.
MBA club organization information can be found on the MBAA Clubs page and MMS club organization information on the MMSA Clubs page. Reach out directly to club presidents to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Additionally, sector managers should be notified, so club events can be coordinated with other recruiting activities.
Host Students for a Corporate Visit
During fall and winter breaks students organize trips to cities around the US and abroad to visit companies and learn more about cultures and hiring needs. A company visit which usually lasts from one to three hours could consist of a tour, presentation, panel discussion, lunch, and/or any activity that would be of interest to students. Fuqua refers to these visits as "Week-in-Cities" and past trips have included the "Week on Wall Street", visits to consumer packaged goods companies in New York and New Jersey, consulting firm visits in Atlanta, and a "tech trek" to the West Coast.
Companies interested in Corporate Visits should notify their sector manager.
Conduct Mock Interviews
Mock Interview Week (MIW) is a week-long event during which company representatives conduct mock interview sessions and provide formal feedback to first year MBA students. MIWs provide students the opportunity to develop their company-specific interview styles and learned techniques around specific interview types (e.g. behavioral, case, etc.) and company formats. Additionally, MIWs provide recruiting companies an opportunity to gain exposure to Fuqua students. More information regarding Mock Interview Week can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.